Sweet potatoes and enoki mushrooms are both in season in October in Japan, and will be featured in many Japanese dishes during this time. These vibrant ingredients are also very healthy, and will make a good addition to your regular diet.
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If there's one thing to be said about Japanese holidays, it's that they're all about reverence. September’s fêtes, Jyugoya and Keiro No Hi, demonstrate this, paying homage to the moon and the elderly, respectively, with fun and food.
The strange appearance of many traditional Japanese dishes might cause the uninitiated to avert their eyes, but if you want to challenge yourself and some guests this Halloween, think about giving some of these dishes a try!
In the month of September, both shiitake mushrooms and eggplant are in season. In Japan, where many dishes feature fresh, in-season ingredients, you can expect to see a wide variety of dishes containing these flavorful and healthy ingredients.
The month of November is when apples and spinach are both in season. There are a number of ways to utilize these ingredients in Japanese cuisine. And cooking fresh Japanese meals with these ingredients yields a lot of health benefits and flavor.
Typically held on the second Monday of October, Sports Day is a national Japanese holiday known for athletics and, surprisingly, food. Despite the event’s namesake physical activity, the bento box lunches are often where the real competition lies.
Kids in kimonos? Don't be surprised if you see Japanese boys and girls all dolled up come November. It's the time of year for shichi-go-san, a traditional aging ceremony held for children of specific ages.
Quick & Easy Recipes
Top off some homemade sushi or create a snack platter for your next party with tamagoyaki. This sweet and savory Japanese omelet will soon become one of your favorite ways to prepare eggs at home.
Combining flavorful ingredients like pork belly and shiitake mushrooms with classic Japanese seasonings like mirin and dashi, this hearty tonjiru soup will delight friends and family when you whip it up in your home kitchen.
Learn how to make spinach with a Japanese twist with Umami Insider's easy video. View detailed recipe and print it here too!
Ketchup rice covered with a thin omelet. Try this once and you might fall in love with the tastiness!
This simple and quick recipe is perfect if you're busy but still want to eat healthy. The salad will also be a nice addition to your lunch box!
Soups are an important part of Japanese food culture, but they are often overlooked. Here is an easy recipe for a ginger and onion spiced tuna, mushroom and onion dashi soup that's perfect for almost any season.
This slimy and gooey mushrooms are surprisingly tasty! You can reduce the amount of water if you want a stronger flavor.
There are myriad of ways to cook miso soup. This recipe focuses on maitake mushroom, one of the many healthy mushrooms used in Japaneses cooking.
Bread + Cookie = Heavenly desserts! If you are a baker, try making your own bread and cookie dough.
Ebi mayo is a popular traditional Japanese appetizer that you may have tried at an authentic izakaya bar. Now you can make them right in the comfort of your home kitchen with our easy-to-follow recipe and video.
Enjoy the crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Goma dango is a staple sweet with unbeatable taste.
Shirataki noodles are also called miracle noodles because they are a healthier, low-carb, and low-calorie alternative to other noodles and pasta. Shirataki noodles are also vegan and gluten-free, making them ideal for many diets as well.
Matcha green tea powder is a healthy and flavorful ingredien. In this recipe for a matcha green tea pound cake, we will show you how easy it is to bake with matcha and get excellent results right in your home kitchen.
Shio koji is a versatile Japanese ingredient used to add depth and flavor to many dishes. You can easily make shio koji yourself using rice koji, which is easier to find.
Ponzu sauce is a popular, versatile condiment utilized in Japanese cuisine. The combination of ingredients used to make ponzu sauce, including the refreshing citrus flavor of the yuzu fruit, result in an umami-rich sauce well suited for many dishes.
Packed with delicious and authentic Japanese treats like salmon saikyo yaki and Japanese omelets, this autumn seasonal bento box is the perfect companion for a picnic out in the sunny yet crisp weather.